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    MicroRNAs control mRNA fate by compartmentalization based on 3 ' UTR length in male germ cells 

    Zhang, Ying; Tang, Chong; Yu, Tian; Zhang, Ruirui; Zheng, Huili; Yan, Wei (2017)
    Post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression can be achieved through the control of mRNA stability, cytoplasmic compartmentalization, 3' UTR length and translational efficacy. Spermiogenesis, a process through which ...
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    A Rare Case of Carotid Web Presenting with Ischemic Stroke in a Young Woman and a Brief Review of the Literature 

    Kyaw, Kyaw; Latt, Htun; Aung, Sammy San Myint; Babu, Jay; Rangaswamy, Rajesh (2018)
    Carotid web is a radiological description of a shelf-like intraluminal filling defect in the carotid bulb. It is histologically defined as atypical fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), with abnormal fibrosis and smooth muscle ...
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    Host species, pathogens and disease associated with divergent nasal microbial communities in tortoises 

    Weitzman, Chava L.; Sandmeier, Franziska C.; Tracy, C. Richard (2018)
    Diverse bacterial communities are found on every surface of macro-organisms, and they play important roles in maintaining normal physiological functions in their hosts. While the study of microbiomes has expanded with the ...
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    Virulence and Antibiotic Resistance Profiles of Cronobacter sakazakii and Enterobacter spp. Involved in the Diarrheic Hemorrhagic Outbreak in Mexico 

    Parra-Flores, Julio; Aguirre, Juan; Juneja, Vijay; Jackson, Emily E.; Cruz-Cordova, Ariadnna; Silva-Sanchez, Jesus; Forsythe, Stephen (2018)
    Cronobacter spp. are bacterial pathogens that cause neonatal meningitis, septicemia, and necrotizing enterocolitis in infants with a lethality rate of 40-80%. Powdered infant formulas (PIF) have been implicated as the main ...
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    Social tipping points in animal societies 

    Pruitt, Jonathan N.; Berdahl, Andrew; Riehl, Christina; Pinter-Wollman, Noa; Moeller, Holly V.; Pringle, Elizabeth G.; Aplin, Lucy M.; Robinson, Elva J. H.; Grilli, Jacopo; Yeh, Pamela; Savage, Van M.; Price, Michael H.; Garland, Joshua; Gilby, Ian C.; Crofoot, Margaret C.; Doering, Grant N.; Hobson, Elizabeth A. (2018)
    Animal social groups are complex systems that are likely to exhibit tipping points-which are defined as drastic shifts in the dynamics of systems that arise from small changes in environmental conditions-yet this concept ...
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    Behavior Responses to Chemical and Optogenetic Stimuli in Drosophila Larvae 

    Clark, David A.; Odell, Seth R.; Armstrong, Joanna M.; Turcotte, Mariah; Kohler, Donovan; Mathis, America; Schmidt, Deena R.; Mathew, Dennis (2018)
    An animal's ability to navigate an olfactory environment is critically dependent on the activities of its first-order olfactory receptor neurons (ORNs). While considerable research has focused on ORN responses to odorants, ...
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    The Value of Native Plants and Local Production in an Era of Global Agriculture 

    Shelef, Oren; Weisberg, Peter J.; Provenza, Frederick D. (2017)
    For addressing potential food shortages, a fundamental tradeoff exists between investing more resources to increasing productivity of existing crops, as opposed to increasing crop diversity by incorporating more species. ...
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    Mitochondrial O-GlcNAc Transferase (mOGT) Regulates Mitochondrial Structure, Function, and Survival in HeLa Cells 

    Sacoman, Juliana L.; Dagda, Raul Y.; Burnham-Marusich, Amanda R.; Dagda, Ruben K.; Berninsone, Patricia M. (2017)
    O-Linked N-acetylglucosamine transferase (OGT) catalyzes O-GlcNAcylation of target proteins and regulates numerous biological processes. OGT is encoded by a single gene that yields nucleocytosolic and mitochondrial isoforms. ...
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    Chronic disease in the Mojave desert tortoise: Host physiology and recrudescence obscure patterns of pathogen transmission 

    Sandmeier, Franziska C.; Maloney, K. Nichole; Tracy, C. Richard; Hyde, David; Mohammadpour, Hamid; Marlow, Ron; DuPre, Sally; Hunter, Kenneth (2017)
    A seminatural, factorial-design experiment was used to quantify dynamics of the pathogen Mycoplasma agassizii and upper respiratory tract disease in the Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) over 2years. Groups of ...
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    Genome of the pitcher plant Cephalotus reveals genetic changes associated with carnivory 

    Fukushima, Kenji; Fang, Xiaodong; Alvarez-Ponce, David; Cai, Huimin; Carretero-Paulet, Lorenzo; Chen, Cui; Chang, Tien-Hao; Farr, Kimberly M.; Fujita, Tomomichi; Hiwatashi, Yuji; Hoshi, Yoshikazu; Imai, Takamasa; Kasahara, Masahiro; Librado, Pablo; Mao, Likai; Mori, Hitoshi; Nishiyama, Tomoaki; Nozawa, Masafumi; Palfalvi, Gergo; Pollard, Stephen T.; Rozas, Julio; Sanchez-Gracia, Alejandro; Sankoff, David; Shibata, Tomoko F.; Shigenobu, Shuji; Sumikawa, Naomi; Uzawa, Taketoshi; Xie, Meiying; Zheng, Chunfang; Pollock, David D.; Albert, Victor A.; Li, Shuaicheng; Hasebe, Mitsuyasu (2017)
    Carnivorous plants exploit animals as a nutritional source and have inspired long-standing questions about the origin and evolution of carnivory-related traits. To investigate the molecular bases of carnivory, we sequenced ...
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    Absence of population structure across elevational gradients despite large phenotypic variation in mountain chickadees (Poecile gambeli) 

    Branch, Carrie L.; Jahner, Joshua P.; Kozlovsky, Dovid Y.; Parchman, Thomas L.; Pravosudov, Vladimir V. (2017)
    Montane habitats are characterized by predictably rapid heterogeneity along elevational gradients and are useful for investigating the consequences of environmental heterogeneity for local adaptation and population genetic ...
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    Impact of asynchronous emergence of two lethal pathogens on amphibian assemblages 

    Rosa, Goncalo M.; Sabino-Pinto, Joana; Laurentino, Telma G.; Martel, An; Pasmans, Frank; Rebelo, Rui; Griffiths, Richard A.; Stoehr, Anke C.; Marschang, Rachel E.; Price, Stephen J.; Garner, Trenton W. J.; Bosch, Jaime (2017)
    Emerging diseases have been increasingly associated with population declines, with co-infections exhibiting many types of interactions. The chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) and ranaviruses have extraordinarily ...
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    Different requirements of functional telomeres in neural stem cells and terminally differentiated neurons 

    Lobanova, Anastasia; She, Robert; Pieraut, Simon; Clapp, Charlie; Maximov, Anton; Denchi, Eros Lazzerini (2017)
    Telomeres have been studied extensively in peripheral tissues, but their relevance in the nervous system remains poorly understood. Here, we examine the roles of telomeres at distinct stages of murine brain development by ...
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    Temporal patterns of Deepwater Horizon impacts on the benthic infauna of the northern Gulf of Mexico continental slope 

    Reuscher, Michael G.; Baguley, Jeffrey G.; Conrad-Forrest, Nathan; Cooksey, Cynthia; Hyland, Jeffrey L.; Lewis, Christopher; Montagna, Paul A.; Ricker, Robert W.; Rohal, Melissa; Washburn, Travis (2017)
    The Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred in spring and summer 2010 in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Research cruises in 2010 (approximately 2-3 months after the well had been capped), 2011, and 2014 were conducted to determine ...
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    LepNet: The Lepidoptera of North America Network 

    Seltmann, Katja C.; Cobb, Neil S.; Gall, Lawrence F.; Bartlett, Charles R.; Basham, M. Anne; Betancourt, Isabelle; Bills, Christy; Brandt, Benjamin; Brown, Richard L.; Bundy, Charles; Caterino, Michael S.; Chapman, Caitlin; Cognato, Anthony; Colby, Julia; Cook, Stephen P.; Daly, Kathryn M.; Dyer, Lee A.; Franz, Nico M.; Gelhaus, Jon K.; Grinter, Christopher C.; Harp, Charles E.; Hawkins, Rachel L.; Heydon, Steve L.; Hill, Geena M.; Huber, Stacey; Johnson, Norman; Kawahara, Akito Y.; Kimsey, Lynn S.; Kondratieff, Boris C.; Krell, Frank-Thorsten; Leblanc, Luc; Lee, Sangmi; Marshall, Christopher J.; McCabe, Lindsie M.; McHugh, Joseph V.; Menard, Katrina L.; Opler, Paul A.; Palffy-Muhoray, Nicole; Pardikes, Nick; Peterson, Merrill A.; Pierce, Naomi E.; Poremski, Andre; Sikes, Derek S.; Weintraub, Jason D.; Wikle, David; Zaspel, Jennifer M.; Zolnerowich, Gregory (2017)
    The Lepidoptera of North America Network, or LepNet, is a digitization effort recently launched to mobilize biodiversity data from 3 million specimens of butterflies and moths in United States natural history collections ...
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    The soil mosaic hypothesis: a synthesis of multi-trophic diversification via soil heterogeneity 

    Glassmire, Andrea E.; Jahner, Joshua P.; Badik, Kevin J.; Forister, Matthew L.; Smilanich, Angela M.; Dyer, Lee A.; Wilson, Joseph S. (2017)
    Myriad unexplored mechanisms potentially drive ecological speciation and could help explain global variation in diversity. Here, we develop a novel hypothesis focused on variation in biotic, chemical, and physical properties ...
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    Increased Testosterone Decreases Medial Cortical Volume and Neurogenesis in Territorial Side-Blotched Lizards (Uta stansburiana) 

    LaDage, Lara D.; Roth, Timothy C.; Downs, Cynthia J.; Sinervo, Barry; Pravosudov, Vladimir V. (2017)
    Variation in an animal's spatial environment can induce variation in the hippocampus, an area of the brain involved in spatial cognitive processing. Specifically, increased spatial area use is correlated with increased ...
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    Position Matters: Network Centrality Considerably Impacts Rates of Protein Evolution in the Human Protein-Protein Interaction Network 

    Alvarez-Ponce, David; Feyertag, Felix; Chakraborty, Sandip (2017)
    The proteins of any organism evolve at disparate rates. A long list of factors affecting rates of protein evolution have been identified. However, the relative importance of each factor in determining rates of protein ...
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    The population genetic structure of Corythucha ciliata (Say) ( Hemiptera: Tingidae) provides insights into its distribution and invasiveness 

    Yang, Wen-Yan; Tang, Xiao-Tian; Ju, Rui-Ting; Zhang, Yong; Du, Yu-Zhou (2017)
    Corythucha ciliata ( Say), an invasive pest originating from North America, causes severe damage on sycamore trees. However, little is known about the population genetics and evolutionary forces underlying the invasiveness ...
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    Diversity in growth patterns among strains of the lethal fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis across extended thermal optima 

    Voyles, Jamie; Johnson, Leah R.; Rohr, Jason; Kelly, Rochelle; Barron, Carley; Miller, Delaney; Minster, Josh; Rosenblum, Erica Bree (2017)
    The thermal sensitivities of organisms regulate a wide range of ecological interactions, including host-parasite dynamics. The effect of temperature on disease ecology can be remarkably complex in disease systems where the ...

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